• The Most Amazing Lie in History [Link]

    Think you know everything about the D-day invasion? Wrong! This is the exciting story of Joan Pujol Garcias, a Spaniard chicken farmer who also happened to be a con man and an amateur spy. He received decorations from both the Axis and Allies in World War II. And his unbelievable story really happened.

  • Top 10 Strange Sports Scandals [Link]

    Can you believe yesterday marked 25 years since Pete Rose was banned from baseball? In honor of Charlie Hustle’s fall from grace, Ask Men ranked the 10 strangest sports scandals. Spoiler alert: Much like the Hall of Fame, poor Pete Rose doesn’t appear on this list either.

  • The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records [Link]

    Everyone has that relative with the huge vinyl collection that you excitedly went to check out when you bought your first thrift store turntable only to find album after album from the Doodletown Pipers and 101 Strings. Not even the most contrarian hipster would want that crap. But there is someone who has been buying up huge collections of even the worst vinyl. He’s a Brazilian millionaire who aims to own as many albums as he can while digitizing the entire collection to keep the music alive.

  • The Surprisingly Short History of the Rooftop Happy Hour [Link]

    Even if you don’t live in a big city, chances are there is at least one rooftop bar around you. The rooftop may only be on a two- or three-story building, but it exists. And now that it’s summer, you’ll be spending as many happy hours there as you can. But the cachet of rooftop bars is a relatively new phenomenon. Learn all about how rooftops transformed from laundries to hip watering holes.

  • Have We Reached Peak PBR? [Link]

    In the early 2000s, Pabst Blue Ribbon, a longtime favorite beer of cantankerous, day-drinking, old men, began its meteoric rise as the unofficial beer of hipsterdom. But what was once sold in $1 cans and served in ironic coozies has since become a mainstream beer, no different than giants like Budweiser and Miller. Has PBR lost its hip street cred?

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Original ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie [Link]

    Although the latest “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie from Michael Bay is the one garnering all the headlines, it was the original movie form 1990 that we all grew up loving. As fun and awesome as the movie seemed to little kids who watched it over and over again, the reality of bringing the turtles to the screen was much different. Grab a slice of pizza and check out these facts about every 90s kid’s favorite movie.


    Saisons are seasonal beers made in the fall and winter and stored away until the spring and summer when farmers needed them most to quench their thirst after a long day of navigating agricultural-subsidy paperwork. The available variety of this unfiltered Belgian beer can be a tad overwhelming to the uneducated imbiber, so take a look at this primer, complete with 7 suggestions, and get drinking.

  • Best Music Biopics [Link]

    With “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic, coming to theaters August 1 and Andre 3000′s “Jimi: All Is By My Side” following shortly after, now seems like the perfect time to look back at the best music biopics ever made. See if your favorites made the impressive list of 30 films, and if there’s any you haven’t seen, be sure to check them out.


    Every episode of The Simpsons will soon be streaming on the Internet, after a mega-marathon of every episode on FXX next month. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the show, chances are you’ve seen more than a few of the 552 episodes over the past 25 years. And if you are a fan, you probably have plenty of favorites. See how they stack up with this list of the 50 best episodes.


    10 years ago, “The Passion of the Christ” became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time and the highest grossing non-English language film of all time. Earning more than $600 million on a budget of only $30 million, it seemed like a no-brainer to capitalize on the success with a sequel. Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald decided to followup his huge success with a prequel about Mary. But then some really nefarious characters, including drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers, got involved with the production.

  • Burger King Is Run by Children [Link]

    Daniel Schwartz, the current CEO of fast food giant Burger King is just 33 years old. And he’s not the only young ‘un on the board. The chief financial officer is 28 and the head of investor relations is 29. Conventional wisdom in business holds that the wisdom and experience that comes with age is key, but Burger King is changing the rules. How is it working out for the company and should others follow suit?

  • Who Has the Best Facial Hair in Baseball History? [Link]

    Aside from a dark period from the 1930s to the early 70s when facial hair had all but disappeared from society, mustaches and sideburns have been a part of baseball since the game began. Thanks to players like Brian Wilson, today you can even find players sporting gloriously gigantic beards. But who reigns supreme in the facially coiffed hall of fame?

  • 5 Previous Attempts To Split Up California [Link]

    California has been in the news recently for billionaire Tim Draper’s proposal to split the state into six smaller states. After receiving more than 800,000 signatures on a petition, the Six Californias Initiavtive will appear on the 2016 ballot. But this isn’t the first attempt to split up the state. The fact is, California is huge and there are many different people with very different ideas on how to run things. Take a look at 5 other times Californians have wanted to break up with each other.

  • The 33 Best Burgers In America [Link]

    Looking for a road trip idea for this summer? Why not travel across the country, adding miles to your odometer and inches to your waist line as you gorge on the 33 best burgers? Load up the car and plot your journey with this list form Thrillist, but give yourself time between each one or this summer vacation could be your last.

  • The Creativity Pill [Link]

    Many sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease who treat their illness with dopamine have reported increased creativity and a sort of compulsion to create artistic works. Is this an effect of the dopamine on their fragile receptors which are not accustomed to the hormone in their usually deprived systems? Could a healthy individual take a dopamine precursor and also experience heightened creativity?

  • The Big Mystery Behind the Great Train Robbery May Finally Have Been Solved [Link]

    Early in the morning on August 8, 1963, a gang of 15 men robbed a Royal Mail train traveling between Glasgow and London. The thieves made off with over £2.6 million (about $78 million today) and although most of the gang would be arrested and convicted, the bulk of the money was never recovered. The only part of the caper that remained a mystery all these years was the identity of the postal service insider, known only as “the Ulsterman.” Now, after more than 50 years, his identity has been revealed.

  • 25 Foods You Must Have in Your Kitchen [Link]

    Cold cereal in the morning, tuna fish sandwich for lunch, and some macaroni and cheese for dinner is great when you’re just starting out on your own, but it’s no way to live. You’re a grown up now and it’s time your kitchen reflected that. Get rid of those frozen pizzas, premade salads, and snack foods taking up all your fridge and cabinet space and stock up with these 25 essentials. You won’t know how you ever survived without them.

  • The U.S. Now Has More Than 3,000 Breweries [Link]

    At the end of June, the US had 3,040 operating breweries, the highest number since the 1870s. Of course, in the 1870s, with their archaic technology, there wasn’t nearly as much beer being produced. This is quite a milestone for a nation that saw just 80 breweries in operation in 1980. But what does this mean for the business? Is this beer bubble about to burst? Should I hold off on brewing my own Cooch Hooch?

  • Speed-Dating in the Time of Tinder [Link]

    When the speed-dating craze first hit, people were overwhelmed with how many potential mates they were introduced to in such a short time. 10 “dates” within the span of the event was overwhelming! But times have changed and with online dating and apps like Tinder and Grindr, you now have millions of matches at your fingertips. Can speed-dating still survive? How can speed-dating businesses compete for the attention of 20-somethings?

  • The Myth of the Alpha Male [Link]

    Everyone knows that there are two types of men—alphas and betas. The alphas are powerful and have their choice of any woman while the betas get walked all over. It’s a simple theory, gleamed from observing animals like chimps and wolves, and it has been applied to humans for ages. But is it really that simple? Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute, doesn’t think so. 

  • The Geographic Legacy of ‘Seinfeld’ [Link]

    “Seinfeld” is constantly cited as the greatest sitcom of the 90s if not of all time and its reruns still attract plenty of viewers in syndication. Thanks to exteriors shot in New York City and references to real locales, NYC tourism owes a little something to the “show about nothing,” too. Unfortunately, the sitcom, which premiered 25 years ago and ended its run in 1998, mentions many places that no longer exist. Find out which Seinfeld locations are still standing and what happened to the rest.

  • Ernest Hemingway’s Summer Camping Recipes [Link]

    July 4 is the perfect day to cook out, with fireworks, friends, and beer all day long. Unless Hurricane Arthur is currently kicking your ass, you have no excuse for not firing up the barbecue. And since we’re celebrating America, why not try a recipe from one of our greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway? Here’s one of Papa’s favorites, bacon-wrapped trout.


    With the 4th of July weekend about to begin, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself imbibing an alcoholic beverage in the next three days. But since we’ll be celebrating America, you’ll want to make sure you’re drinking something patriotic and not committing a faux pas, sipping on a cognac with your pinky in the air. So look through this list and be sure to drink like a true American. You can go without your Islay single malt for one weekend.

  • The Surprising Lessons Of Drunk History [Link]

    “Drunk History” was one of the best sketches on Funny or Die and we were incredibly excited when Comedy Central picked it up as a 30-minute TV show last year. With season 2 just beginning, now is the perfect time to learn a little bit about how the show came about and what it’s like making each hilarious episode. Let writer Emily Zemler, who portrays Janis Joplin on an episode airing July 15, show you how much of the show is comedy and how much is real history. 

  • Find the Cleanest Beach—Near You [Link]

    Summer is here and that means everybody will be squeezing their pale, out of shape winter bodies into their bathing suits and head out to the beach. But while most people were away for the season, some derelicts and ne’er-do-wells were littering your favorite beach with their industrial waste or drug paraphernalia. What are you to do? How about checking out this list of the cleanest beaches across the country? There’s even a map that will show you how clean all your local beaches really are according to the EPA.

  • Toy Story Was Originally Going to Feature G.I. Joe and Barbie [Link]

    The first draft of Pixar’s classic “Toy Story” was completed in 1991 and the script has almost absolutely nothing in common with the final product released in 1995. Woody and Buzz are nowhere to be found, with the main characters instead being a one-man band named Tinny and a ventriloquist’s dummy. And that’s just the beginning of a long journey that took 3 years before Disney would even greenlight the project. 

  • 8 Helpful Tips for Firework Photography [Link]

    Summer is here, which means plenty of outdoor celebrations featuring lots of fireworks. Now that just about everyone has access to a billion-gigapixel camera, we’d like to make the most of it and capture photos that look a little better than those we took with our Ninja Turtle cameras in 1991. But fireworks can be tough to photograph. Take a look at these 8 tips and capture some memories that all your 4th of July partying won’t erase.

  • Why Top NBA Draft Picks So Often Disappoint [Link]

    After a season ranking them number 9 in worst point differential of the last 40 years of NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers are actually celebrating. That’s becuase their terrible season won them third choice in the draft. Now they’ll be able to get a top pick and turn their luck around, right? Managers have convinced the fans that it will all work out, but history says differently. The top picks often don’t turn out to be the superstars they’re predicted to be.

  • 4 Essential Nutrients You’re Lacking—and How to Get Them [Link]

    It seems like every single day we are told about a new superfood that we need if we don’t want to get fat or die from every cancer known to man. The fact is, we just need to focus on eating healthier and smarter. With a few simple tweaks, we can get a lot healthier without investing in the latest fruit we never heard of from a place with a name out of a Tolkien fantasy. Learn about the 4 nutrients most of us are lacking and use these simple tips to add them to your diet. 

  • Find these Beers Hidden in Paris and the French Countryside

    Two years ago, Smithsonian writer Alastair Bland hid bottles of beer and hard cider throughout southern France and invited readers to find them with just one request: leave a beer in its place for a future scavenger to find. Bland then expanded his “Find the Beer” game to the United States, hiding beers in California and the Pacific Northwest. Recently, he found himself back in southern France and decided to see what beers readers have left behind in his hiding spots. He also decided to hide some more around France.